Hochul declares state of emergency due to winter storm!

By Be Aww Girls

Government Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency as travel limited on NYS Thruway, I-81 due to winter storm

Announcement, Up to 3 feet of snow in the Buffalo area and up 2 feet could fall around Watertown with snowfall rates of three inches per hour!

The New York State Thruway will be closed to commercial traffic in both directions from exit 46 to the Pennsylvania border starting Thursday at 4 p.m.

Risky travel conditions and local power outages are likely due to the combination of snow, ice and wind in the forecast.

Parts of Western New York, the Finger Lakes, Central New York and the North Country are about to get their first snowstorm of this season!

'New Yorkers should remain vigilant ahead of the storm and avoid any unnecessary travel during these hazardous conditions', Kathy Hochul said.

A full commercial vehicle ban at the these locations from Thursday at 4 p.m.: – Interstate 190 - Route 62 to I-90 – Interstate 290 - full length – Interstate 990 - full length – Route 33 - full length – Route 219 - Route 39 to I-90 – Route 400 - full length – Buffalo Skyway Route 5 - full length – I-81 - Exit 33 to Canadian border - trucks use right lane only